IFC Films' Arianna Bocco Elected Chair of BAFTA New York

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Sony executive Kathryn Busby has been elected deputy chair of the the British Academy's L.A. board.

The British Academy on Monday unveiled the newly elected members to its boards in Los Angeles and New York. 

Arianna Bocco, executive vp acquisitions and production for IFC Films and Sundance Selects, has been named chair of the board for BAFTA New York, taking over from Luke Parker Bowles, who steps down to the post of vice chair for one year. 

Also elected to serve on the board of BAFTA New York for three years are Maria Ishak, vp North America sale at All3media International, and Melinda Matlin, rights administrator at NBCUniversal and vice chair of BAFTA New York's screening committee. 

In Los Angeles, Kathryn Busby has been elected deputy chair of the board, succeeding Peter Morris, who has reached his term limit as a board member. Busby, who first joined the board in 2017, is senior vp development, Sony Pictures TV Networks.